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in battleground states. >> you are in a very, very important state. you're in nevada. >> reporter: the mood and message differ from four years ago. hope and change now translate to stay the course, and finishing what the president started. volunteers say the work is harder this time. >> we have to do our homework and we have to know what the facts are, and to be able to share that with other people. >> tomorrow is election day. your vote is critical. >> reporter: volunteers used a different strategy. they focused on fellow republicans, reminding them to get out and vote tomorrow. >> as you call them, what's going to show up is the polling place number. >> reporter: they say they've also made calls to battleground states such as florida, ohio, and virginia. their target? republicans who don't always vote. >> it just reinforces them that somebody is out there trying to do something. that agree with the same things that they agree with. >> we have volunteers going out to the polling places. >> reporter: talking to voters about polling places tomorrow, statewide initiatives and local races. she
iowa and nevada and of course are watching very closely on the other important battleground states including florida, ohio and virginia. closing right now polls in iowa, montana, nevada, utah and idaho. both candidates have settled into watch. the president has been some chicago, romney went to boston to cast his vote before flying out for more campaigning. we have team cove rage on the two. ken pritchett is with the president in chicago. we start with rita williams. >> >> reporter: romney's senior strategist took to the stage to try to rev up the crowd. he didn't have any real news but as you can see this crowd here is beginning to grow. meanwhile i'm told that romney is a cross the street in a hotel room with his wife ann, his five sons, 16 of his 18 grandchildren. right before he went in there he had one last thing to say about this long campaign. >> i have am very pleased. i feel like we have put it all in the field. we left nothing in the locker room. we fought to the very end and i think that's why we will be successful. >> reporter: no would have, could have, should have, h
snow in hamilton and maybe snow on diablo and certainlily low snow levels in sierra nevada. dropping down to 3000 feet. this is unusual to be this warm fast. forecast highs, you see 70s, 73 in fairfield and 73 in walnut creek. >>> in the past 20 minutes, polls closed in two swing states, florida and new hampshire. more election results are coming into the ktvu newsroom, we will have the latest. >> the polls have closed in ohio, probably the most closely watched, no republican has ever won the presidency without taking ohio. here are the current numbers with one percent of the precincts reporting. president obama up 58 to 42% over mitt romney. >> now in the midst of the evening commute and people heading to the polls after work. let's go to john sacka. you are watching the activity at a precinct, right? >> reporter: yes, the traffic here has definitely picked up in the last hour as people have gotten off of work and come down to vote. you can see everybody around here. we are at the salvation army in clayton. there are three different voting precincts in operation. people have been c
-- to go. sierra nevada, winter advisory starts at 4:00 today and goes until 4:00 a.m. main lin windy. clou -- mainly windy. some of that light, heavier the farther north you go. highs, upper 50s, lower 60s to the north. yet, mid-60s and even some 70s as you head towards santa clara valley. we'll have kind of a rainy pattern into early wednesday and then it is out of here. we'll have to watch out for fog. there could be really thick valley fog, otherwise it will be dry. >> thank you, steve. >>> sonoma county election officials say nearly one in four ballots still have not been counted two weeks after election day. that's nearly 42,000 mail-in and provisional ballots. the uncounted ballots have left at least three local races undecided. county election officials say it could take another two weeks to complete the count and certify the vote. >>> there are new graduation concerns for san francisco high school students set to graduate in 2014. in 2008, the district adopted a new policy requiring students to take classes that are required for admission into uc and csu schools. the class of 2014
. >> reporter: she is from san francisco. working the campaign on the road. >> i went to nevada and then here to chicago. >> reporter: theeft is not -- the effort is not on illinois. they are calling out of state. >> reporter: why are you calling? >> we have been calling people in iowa and wisconsin. swing states. >> reporter: she too felt nerves as election day approached but that has changed. >> i feel optimistic. i wasn't till i looked at the polls yesterday and now i feel great. >> reporter: polls can be read differently by different people. the supporters here feel they are trending their way, especially in the swing states. they expect a victory party tonight, whatever the result we will have the post election rally here in chicago. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >> since the race is so close. mitt romney decided he is not going to take the day off tomorrow as he planned for election day. ktvu's rita williams tells us he is planning a trip to pennsylvania and ohio. both key battleground states. >> reporter: this is now down to the final dash. and it will end for mitt romney right h
a difference in virginia, florida, colorado and nevada. >> the numbers don't lie. the demographics are changing. they are more and more latinos, asians and republicans are not clicking with those groups. >> mitt romney won more votes from white men, conservatives and older voters. some say the republican party needs to broaden their base and apeal to more -- appeal more people. >>> a flurry of tweets and the president set a new record. the election triggered 31 million tweets. president obama's tweet that read 4 more years was retweeted 700,000 times. president obama tweeted saying we are all in this together, that is how we campaigned and that is who we are. thank you. >>> supporters of gay marriage is celebrating today. measures legalizing same-sex marriage passed in maine and maryland. the 7th and 8th straits to allow. washington state could follow when all the ballots are counted. it is the first time they won at the polls. >>> two measures legalling marijuana passed in colorado and washington. legalizing marijuana passed in colorado and washington. experts say implementation remains uncert
the sierra nevada. rainfall accumulations, maybe a quarter-inch. heaviest rain will be saturday night. what i'm saying is dialing the exact timing is difficult right now. suffice to say there is one friday and one saturday. right now, it looks like friday all day and saturday night as we go into the next one the computer model lays it out, thursday, 1:00, showers start to show up. here we are thursday at 7:00, light showers and here comes friday, friday morning. looks a little wet, friday afternoon's commute looks wet. so we are between storms saturday morning. saturday night, forecast highs tomorrow, mid-60s, upper 60s. five-day forecast pops up here on the weekend in view, so i'm going to be back at 6:00, i'll run the latest model again and then tonight at 10:00, we'll have the most current model and we can dial it back in. when you have multiple storms, timing them out changes their timing. > >> election is over, but apparently, many people are less than satisfied with the results. petitions being launched and what people want their state to do in response. . >> people in nearly all 50 sta
. he went to the university of nevada and had a football scholarship and was drafted by the 49ers. his father was proud of his son's accomplishments and was proud to get the big call sunday night. >> it was late at night and i said really, good for you, this is what you have been wanting. >> and boy did he deliver, 49ers destroyed the chicago bears, they won 32-7. >>> your time is now 5:25 bay area humane societies want to make sure pets get food this holiday season. the united states launched fill the bowl project. they want to help with the holiday food drive, and in east bay and contra costa are participating. >>> a new study may suggest great apes have mid-life crisis just as humans. they found apes in the middle of their life span were more likely to be socially -- less socially engaged and they suggest mid-life crisis may be driven by biology. good morning sal. >>> hello, maureen, traffic does look good around the bay. if you are drive together south bay, northbound looks good approaching 880 change into the valley. they are using the transition like 680 and 880 and so far it loo
, nevada. the -- >>> southwest will end its flights between oakland and reno. >> nevada. recently, those flights have only been 55% full. they are the main tearier at reno airport. alaska and united will continue their flights between reno and the bay area. >>> 7:47. not everyone will fly or drive this thanksgiving holiday. some people hope to avoid the crush by taking the train. but amtrak does expect many more passengers than normal. beginning today it is adding extra trains to the san joaquin and the capital corridor to handle the increased ridership expected this weekend. >>> the construction of the new bay bridge span has reached a new milestone. crews have just finished transferring the weight of the bridge from a temporary platform to a single mile long cable. that means the span now officially holds its own weight. when completed, the bay bridge will be the longest suspension bridge of its kind in the world. it is set to open next labor day. >>> 7:48. well, president obama is back at the white house this morning following his whirlwind trip to southeast asia. here's some video. t
.m. the whole time you have snow up in the sierra nevada. definitely a, you know, kind of a wild weather patternen considering how warm it's been. friday forecast looks like this. you have showers developing on thursday. certainly cooler and as you head toward the weekend, the sun comes out. but it's still kind of cool. >>> we're just 15 minutes away from more election day coverage. polls are about to close in florida and new hampshire. >> we are results from virginia. mitt romney in the lead with 1% reporting. 59% of the vote for romney. 41% for president obama. this is a crucial state and whoever wins this, it will be a key indicators in how this evening is going to go. more election coverage coming up after the break. meningococcal meningitis, a rare but serious disease. health officials recommend vaccination. go to >>> some dogs and cats waiting for adoption in the east bay are trading up when it comes to their temporary homes. we went inside the new state of the art animal shelter and why it took so long to build it. >> reporter: dozens of dogs and cats today
in the sierra nevada. it doesn't look like much of an event for precipitation. yesterday 80s and 90s for many. san jose was 80. oakland 80. redwood city 80. sfo add 78 degrees -- at 78 degrees. just a few more record highs. temperatures were 10-15 above normal. now we are getting a earl breeze. temperatures drop today. they will continue to drop into friday and level out. not much of a system up here but that is definitely picked up the fog. that is a big change. 40s to 50s. the temperatures spread was about 15-16 degrees yesterday. i mean san francisco is sitting in the low 60s. now they're at 54-degrees with that fog and westerly breeze. again not a lot of rain with this. the cold air is upstream. this is your cloud, rain forecast. see how the system will increase. shower activity going through. that will take us into friday. a better opportunity i think on friday. again it's the cold more than the rain with this system. but it will linger into saturday morning. low clouds, fog, sun, cooler. westerly wind in place instead of an east or northeast. 60s and 70s now. temperatures on their way d
in the sierra nevada. but i think we have to wait until about friday. fog, sun, cooler. westerly wind. fog on the coast. 70s on the temps. and we continue to see temperatures sliding down here instead of the 80s hit be toys and 70s. friday will be 50s. and it will be cold. your weekend always in view. it will look better but it won't be very warm. >>> time now 5:52. boy a big night for supporters of legalizing marijuana. which states approved recreational marijuana use and how the justice department may respond. >>> it was a close race for a u.s. senate spot in wisconsin. how the state made history twice. >>> we are more election results for you right now. look at your screen. voters rejected proposition 32. it would have banned corporations and unions from using payroll deductions for political campaigns. yes 44% the no vote 56%. every time someone chooses finish over cascade, it sparks a movement. look ! no ugly spots ! and see that shine ! you've got to try finish. because once they try finish, they can't keep it to themselves. i'm switching for good. wow ! awesome ! finish is seriously
. virginia, pennsylvania, ohio, florida, iowa and nevada are all states that harbor a lot of swing voters. so folks here they want to make sure they encourage to vote democrat. >> the main thrust to all day long is to get out the vote obviously. we have been doing this for a while and today is crunch day so we want to get people ensure they are getting to the polls. >> reporter: now last night republicans were just as bessy at their headquarters in contracosta county trying to get the word out about mitt romney and they participated in phone banking and noticed a surge in republican enthusiasm. >> overnight, after that first debate, the energy level and volunteers have soared. and people have started to call and coming in and wanting to help. >> the election is very close. the polls are showing even in the race for rickey gillas within one point. >> reporter: republicans say a come from behind win is doable and they are hopeful and thefeeling among democrats that president obama needs to remain in office because they want him to finish what he started. now we are told here at the democratic h
will go to nevada. that's what the people here in illinois and chicago in particular were doing for president obama. they were traveling to swing states. they were driving to wisconsin. and that's how a lot of people got into this room tonight. by agreeing to go to these swing states to help with the ground game there. so these are the people who had the ticket, they earned a ticket into this room. and look here, their reaction now once the word came in. >> fired up, ready to go. >> and i said, this is great. >> he's a great president and i'm very happy. he has my back and i'm sorry for mitt romney but it's obama. we can't lose. >> what do i want for obama. i want the country to be the great country that it is. >> a few weeks ago i was up in wisconsin, we got wisconsin. last few weeks i've been calling wisconsin and ohio, we got both states. >> obama is winning, he's winning, he's winning. gosh thank you jesus. >> just as you're returning to us live here to chicago. it sound like that video is about to wrap up. this crowd is getting very energized. responding in time to that vid
but a party train. it goes for people going from southern california over to las vegas. the nevada company is one step closer to putting this party train on the tracks after a conditional agreement with union pacific railroad last week. the trains would feature a lounge, tvs and a private car for bachelor parties, a ticket would cost $899 each way and -- $99 each way and would include food and drinks. that train could be running by sometime next we're. >>> time is 8:8, fans of outer space -- 8:18, fans are awaiting a trip from nasa, a rover has made an important discovery. it landed on mars earlier this year and is collecting samples of martian soil and air for three months. thatnasa is saying little about the discovery and observers say it was designed to find o organic molecules which are the building blocks of life. >> going to be rewriting the book discoveries if we see what we hope to find. >> those scientists will tell us their discovery in a scientific news conference in san francisco in just about two weeks. >>> well a stretch overstrain's ocean beach is closed because of a sewage
down in the sierra nevada, raising hopes for skiers and snowboarders. boreal ski resort announced it is opening slopes this afternoon after getting 8 inches of new snow. snow-making machines have been working around the clock. the resort will open at 3:30 this afternoon, offering lower than normal ticket prices. the resort will also stay open tomorrow. >>> meanwhile, squall valley and alpine meadows are counting down the days for opening. the resort sent pictures of their preps. both resorts plan to open the day before thanksgiving. >>> and if you are getting ready to head up the hill, just remember, chains are required on 80 east of baxter to truckie. chains are also required on highway 50 from twin bridges to myers, in el dorado county. the extreme conditions have caused numerous accidents already. rosemary will have a full look at your forecast in about four minutes. >>> new this morning, we are learning that a boy from santa clara is among those killed in the large earthquake in guatemala this week. 11-year-old aldo dominguez vasquez lived with his uncle and was working at his
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